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88 Wood Street – London, England

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Building: 88 Wood Street
Location: 88 Wood Street, London, England
Completed: 1999
Architect: Richard Rogers Partnership
Structural/M&E Engineers: Ove Arup & Partners
Main Contractor: Kajima/Laing Management
Client: Daiwa Europe Property

AE Interests: In situ concrete office wings, steel-framed service towers, fully glazed stairs and main office floors, triple-glazed active facade contains motorized blinds, external twin 72mm diameter Macalloy cross bracing, brightly coloured air intakes and extracts located at street level.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

June 24, 2010 at 12:24 pm

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Chameleon Exhibition Centre – Istanbul, Turkey

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Building: Chameleon (Borusan) Exhibition Centre
Location: Parkorman Forest, Istanbul, Turkey
Completed: 2001
Architect: GAD Architecture
Client: Borusan Company

AE Interests: Angular shaped building was determined by positioning around the old pine trees, all floors accessible by ramps and not stairs, ventilation slots are cut into a trapezoidal ramp that conceals the HVAC system, steel-clad facade.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 27, 2010 at 11:54 pm

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British Library – London, England

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Building: British Library
Location: 96 Euston Road, London, England
Completed: 1997
Architect: Colin St. John Wilson & Partners
Geotechnical Engineers: Grontmij
Client: British Library

AE Interests: Rhomboid shape, four story glass tower in the middle of the library, books stored under building in a low oxygen, temperature cooled and humidity free environment.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm

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Broadwick House – London, England

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Building: Broadwick House
Location: 15-17 Broadwick Street, London, England
Completed: 2002
Architect: Richard Rogers Partnership
Structural Engineers: Ove Arup & Partners
Main Contractor: John Sisk & Son
Client: Derwent Valley Holdings plc

AE Interests: Service cores on the western edge of the building allow for fully glazed facades, arched roof, energy efficiency is maintained with: motorized blinds, solar performance glazing, and a grid of fine aluminum louvers.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm

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House on Bacon Street – London, England

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Building: House on Bacon Street
Location: Bacon Street, London, England
Completed: 2001
Architect: William Russell Architecture and Design

AE Interests: Walls, floors, and ceilings are made of concrete cast in situ; reinforced concrete frame, galvanized-steel panels are hinged for ventilation, black Alwitra roofing membrane, south facing exterior double-glazed panel can slid across to open up one wall of the living room.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm

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No. One Centaur Street – London, England

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Building: No. One Centaur Street
Location: One Centaur Street, London, England
Completed: 2003
Architect: dRMM
Structural Engineers: Adams Kara Taylor
Client: Solid Space Development Ltd.

AE Interests: Building is conceived as “inside-out” with a wooden exterior and concrete interior, the exterior is actually a fibrous mock-timber rain screen, the interior walls are a textured concrete.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm

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30 Finsbury Square – London, England

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Building: 30 Finsbury Square
Location: 30 Finsbury Square, London, England
Completed: 2002
Architect: Eric Parry Architects
Structural Engineers: Whitbybird
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Hilson Moran Partnership Ltd.
Client: Scottish Widows plc

AE Interests: Flexible office space is achieved from having no internal columns, a glass curtain wall is set back from the outer stone facade, the depth of the facade provides solar shading and acts as a load-bearing element.

Floor to ceiling curtain wall, with load bearing skin. Load bearing stone and precast concrete facades eliminate the need for an internal steel structure. Forces flow from the lateral beams, to the facade, to the pre-tensioned piers.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm

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Canary Wharf Underground Station – London, England

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Building: Canary Wharf Underground Station
Location: London, England
Completed: 1999
Architect: Foster + Partners
Strutural Engineers: Ove Arup & Partners
Client: Jubilee Line Extension Project (JLEP)

AE Interests: Glass canopies cover station entrances; fair-faced concrete, stainless steel, and glass were the only materials used in the stations construction; concrete diaphragm tunnel walls are left exposed.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 24, 2010 at 8:08 pm

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VXO House – London, England

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Building: VXO House
Location: 16 Spaniard’s End, London, England
Completion: August 2000
Architect: Alison Brooks Architecture
Structural Engineers: Price & Myers
Clients: Yoram and Sabina Amiga

AE Interests: Extension and refurbishment of a 1960′s villa: folded and displaced ground planes, V-columns, optical/structural illusion, inside-out and upside-down, facade is made of a timber plate, suspended stair hangs from walls of stainless steel mesh.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 24, 2010 at 7:39 pm

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Peckham Library and Media Centre – London, UK

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Building: Peckham Library and Media Centre
Location: 122 Peckham Hill Street, London, England, UK
Completion: 1999
Architect: Alsop Architecture
Structural Engineers: Adams Kara Taylor Engineers
Facade: Gebr. Kufferath AG
Client: London Borough of Southwark

AE Interests: The building is a giant inverted capital letter ‘L’, cantilevered overhang held up by diagonal columns, concrete frame for natural cooling, “tongue” on the roof acts as a shade for ventilation shafts, the north face is covered in multi-colored glass panels and the rest of the exterior is made of copper.

UTL2011-E, UTL2011-A?

Written by lindseylohberg2009

January 24, 2010 at 7:12 pm

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Sighvatsson House – Venice, California

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Building: Sighvatsson House
Location: Venice, California
Status: Commission 2005
Architects: Rem Koolhaas OMA

AE Interests: moveable partitions between the rooms allow the house to be transformed into specific rooms or an open area, the exterior of the house is covered in a homogeneous skin to allow light in while having limited viewing from the sides of the house for privacy

Written by lindseylohberg2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm

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Villa Dall’Ava – Paris France

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Building: Villa Dall’Ava
Location: St. Cloud, Paris, France
Status: Completed in 1991
Architects: Rem Koolhaas OMA
Engineer: Marc Mimram
General Contractor: Entreprise Mare
Award: 1991 Winner Prix d’architecture du Moniteur, 1991, Paris, France

AE Interests: swimming pool lies on a concrete slab on the roof of the house, a glass pavilion lies underneath the pool containing the living room and dining room

Written by lindseylohberg2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm

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Educatorium – Utrecht, Netherlands

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Building: Educatorium
Location: University of Utrecht
Status: Completed in 1997
Architects: Rem Koolhaas OMA
Structural Engineers: ABT Adviesbureau voor Bouwtechniek bv
Awards: 1999 Gerrit Rietveld Prize

AE Interests: the design of the building is two sheets which fold and interlock to accommodate the range of programs like learning/teaching to social gathering and circulation, the concrete slab is treated as a transformable surface to fit each program, the larger auditorium is enclosed by two walls with one being made of a laminated holographic film that changes from transparent to translucent depending on the location of the viewer

Written by lindseylohberg2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm

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Bryghusprojektet – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Building: Bryghusprojektet
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Status: 2008 Concept Design
Architects: Rem Koolhaas OMA
Engineers: Arup
Facade: van SANTEN & Associés

AE Interests:  Structurally Offset Stacked Volumes, Complex Site and Program Issues.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

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Maison à Bordeaux – Bordeaux, France

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Building: Maison à Bordeaux
Location: Private residence in Bordeaux, France
Status: Completed in 1998
Architects: Rem Koolhaas OMA
Structural Engineers: Arup
Awards: 1999 Le prix L’Equerre d’Argent, 1998 TIME Magazine Best Design of the year

AE Interests: the house is three levels and the lower level is carved out from the hill that it is located on into a series of caverns, the ground floor is a glass room that’s half inside and half outside

Written by lindseylohberg2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:20 pm

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CCTV Headquarters- Beijing, China

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Building: Central Chinese Television Headquarters (CCTV HQ)
Location: Beijing, China
Status: Under Construction- expected completion in late 2009
Architects: Rem Koolhaas OMA
Associate Architects and Engineers: ECADI- East China Architecture & Design Institute
Structural Engineers: Arup

AE Interests: the building is a contiunous loop of vertical and horizontal sections.  Earthquake design, complex angular tower. `

Written by lindseylohberg2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm

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Prada Epicenter – Beverly Hills, California

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Building: Prada Epicenter Store
Location: 343 North Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
Status: Completed 2004
Architects: Rem Koolhaas OMA
Associate Architects: Brand+Allen Architects
Structural Engineers: Ove Arup & Partners
Hydraulic Wall Engineers: Hamilton Engineering

AE Interests:  Re-interpretation of high-end retail experience including:  front entry with no doors (air-curtain, plasma imaging in dressing rooms, custom artificial sponge wall material, structural laminated-glass grand stair, glass that switches from translucent to transparent electronically, hydraulic storefront wall that “closes” store at night.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

September 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm

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Seattle Central Library – Seattle, Washington

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Building: Seattle Central Library
Location: 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Status: Completed 2004
Design Architect: OMA
Associate Architect: LMN (Seattle)
Engineers: Arup, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Awards: 2005 Honor Award for Outstanding Architecture, 2005 Outstanding Library Building Award, and 2005 Platinum Award for Innovation and Engineering

AE Interests: natural lighting, five platforms and four planes placed in-between these make up the shape of the building, the “Books Spiral” is a giant spiralling bookcase containing all the libraries collection of literature. `

Joshua Prince-Ramus was partner-in-charge for OMA New York (firm has been renamed REX) for the Seattle Central Library.
REX features an interactive panorama-tour of the building here

ArchDaily article

Read more about this building

Written by lindseylohberg2009

September 1, 2009 at 12:02 am

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MahaNakhon – Bangkok, Thailand

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Building: MahaNakhon
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Status: Expected completion in 2012
Architects: OMA
Structural Engineers: Arup
Facade Engineers: Front, Inc.
Seismic and Wind Engineering: CPI

AE Interests: 77-story high rise, three-dimensional pixels wrap around the entire height of the skyscraper, the skyscraper has the appearance of dissolving into the ground and sky by the use of indoor/outdoor terraces

Written by lindseylohberg2009

August 31, 2009 at 10:55 pm

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Astor Place Hotel – Manhattan, New York

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Building:  Astor Place Hotel
Location:  Manhattan, New York
Status:  Commission 2000
Architects: Rem Koolhaas OMA, Herzog & de Meuron

AE Interests:  metal skin with punctured holes for each hotel room window, prismatic shape

Written by lindseylohberg2009

August 31, 2009 at 10:35 pm

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